Android 4.4 tweak puts the battery percentage in the status bar
posted by Michael H. / Nov 11, 2013, 8:35 PM
There is the (relatively) difficult way to tweak the settings, which involves pushing some commands over to your device over ADB. Many Nexus 5 users likely wouldn't have an issue doing that, but most casual consumers might be put off by having to install the Android developer tools and using the command line to tweak settings. Luckily, there is also a much easier way to tweak the setting: with an app.
All you'd have to do is install the app, run it, reboot your device, and you're done. You can even uninstall the app after that because it is tweaking a setting within the system and the the app is unnecessary after that. The only downside to the tweak is that the battery percentage is hard-coded to be white... on a white battery meter. So, it can be kind of useless until you get past 50%. The color could theoretically be changed, but a tweak like that would cause future OTA updates to fail, so it's not worth the effort for now.
If you want to give it a try, the APK links are at the source.
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The apk is not actually loading up at all, saying that it is a prasing error when I try to install the apk from the website onto my phone through the website. Anyone has a stable apk file that works?
posted on Nov 11, 2013, 9:45 PM 0
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49 to 28 in just half an hour !!!!!
posted on Nov 12, 2013, 2:19 AM 2
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Finally, I can´t believe that it took Google so long, xda has this feature for as long as I can remember :). Also there aren´t any alternatives like in xda, you have massive amounts of choices for the battery icon, so again i will have to root the phone just to get features that should have been there :(. I think that google should implement all of the best xda features into stock android, just imagine that, if Google would do that the gap between Android - IOS ----- WP would suddenly get so much wider. And ofcourse don´t forget the "xda optimization".
posted on Nov 12, 2013, 8:13 AM 0
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